Integrated Photonics Engineer

At KETS Quantum, we are developing secure communications using future-proof, scalable, and easily-deployed photonic hardware. The founding team have invented the world’s first chip-based quantum secured encryption technologies – from quantum random number generators to quantum key distribution devices.

Following the launch of a collaborative Innovate UK project with Airbus and an ambitious expansion plan for 2018, we are looking for talented engineers to join our team. We are developing complex electronic and photonic hardware systems with global opportunities for revenue generation and need to build the team who can help us develop and take that hardware to market.

Reporting to the CTO, you will be joining us at a critical stage in the development of our first products. You will specialise in integrated quantum photonics and be responsible for the development of quantum technology prototypes for chip-based quantum photonic technologies for secure communications. Experience in one or more of the following is required: design, characterisation, and operation of integrated quantum photonic circuits (InP, SiON, Si platforms etc); quantum communication and cryptography systems and networks; design and testing of high-speed electronic hardware and practical programming experience to aid collaboration in the project would be ideal. Experience of working in teams specialising in technology development is essential.

The successful applicant will work closely with our founding team, business advisors, and our collaborators in academia and industry, and as part of the set-squared start-up community.

We offer a competitive salary, benefits and access to company share options.

Download a detailed person specification (pdf)

Informal enquiries or applications (CV and cover letter) can be made to We are open to part-time working and job share. Please do get in touch if you would like to explore these options.